Happy Monday everyone! Thank you all SO MUCH for all of your comments on my last post. You all definitely had me feeling the Weight Watchers LOVE and I now have so many great new recipes/menu ideas to try! It’s just another reason I cannot wait to get the Weight Watchers Support Group site up. It should be going LIVE any day now.
I actually used every single point today all in 3 square meals, no snacks. It’s so interesting to me because I am definitely a “snacker”. Maybe my Points Plus choices indirectly make me pick filling foods that last. Then again, when you have delicious food like these pancakes, there really isn’t a need to snack!
OATMEAL PROTEIN PANCAKES
1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
1/3 cup uncooked oatmeal (quick cooking or old fashioned)
1 egg white
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
2 tsp Agave (could use maple flakes, sucanat or brown sugar, etc)
1/4 tsp vanilla or coconut extract (sometimes I use both)
Dashes of cinnamon & salt
1. Blend everything together until smooth and creamy. I use my Magic Bullet and it only takes seconds.
2. Cook on a skillet over medium heat (use ns cooking spray or 1 tsp oil) on both sides until browned (about 5 minutes total).
3. Serve up with your favorite toppings – pure maple syrup, whipped butter, fruit, almond butter, etc – the options are endless.
Makes 2 medium pancakes or 1 super huge pancake for 8 points+
Nutritional information for the entire recipe excluding toppings, 8 points+
My pancake held me over from 5 hours ~ PROTEIN POWER!
I was really undecided about lunch, but, since I am really trying to not catch a cold, my favorite mixed soups from Whole Foods won.
I have to admit, when it comes to soup, bread is a must.
This is a HUGE loaf, so I only had half for 5 points+ (worth it for the REAL DEAL)…
Especially when you can have it with a whole pat of butter! (3 points+)
I can NEVER decide which soup to get because they give you 15 different kinds to choose from. Why pick one, when you can have TWO ~ 1/2 Chicken Noodle with Stars & 1/2 Minestrone. I had 1/2 this cup for 3 points+
I let The Husband pick dinner from our Weekly Menu and he picked this ~ surprised?! lol
This is by far The Husband’s FAVORITE pre- marinated meat. I LOVE it because it cooks in 15 minutes and is delicious!
Oh and 4 oz = 5 points+!
I prepped all the “fixin’s” while this was on the grill.
Super simple Carne Asada Steak Salad (10 points+)
3 cups organic romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup organic cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 AVOCADO, chopped!!!
1/2 oz Pepper Jack Cheese, grated
4 oz Carne Asada
2 Tbsp organic green onions, chopped
Plus a few Trader Joe’s Veggie & Flax Tortilla Chips for crunch!
It’s AWESOME! Smoky with a little heat and nope, you don’t taste the pumpkin at all. I am totally using this salsa in a breakfast burrito!
Can you believe I actually didn’t eat a banana today?! I brought one, but, was never hungry for a snack. So cool!
#1 I am looking to include your ideas on the new the Weight Watcher Support Group Site! Here is a sneak peak of some of the categories we have on the site.
# 1 Point Ideas ~ snacks, meals, recipes
# 5 Ingredients or Less Recipes
# Before/After Photos – want to be a success story
# Food Finds
# Lightened Up
# Low Point Ideas
We need help filling in the categories. Leave a comment below or email me at danicasdaily at gmail.com telling me your favorite things for any of these categories. ( I will be sure to give you credit when posted!) Thanks!
#2 I cannot wait for the BIGGEST LOSER FINALE tomorrow night! Who are you rooting for? I have to say this is the first season I don’t have a favorite. I think I am going to take the route of GIRL POWER and root for ADA